Advice about parenting teenagers and teenage behaviour

Your teenager may be busily asserting their independence, but as they navigate their way through college, jobs, socialising and relationships, they'll still – on occasion – need a helping hand from you.

Take a look at Mumsnetters' advice on guiding your child through their hectic teen years and out into the big wide world.

Parenting teenagers

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Sex, drugs, rock'n'roll – whatever your teen is up to, advice from Mumsnet Talk will help you weather this parenting phase.

Moving out

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At some point your teen will be ready to fly the nest – whether heading off to uni, work or travelling. Help prepare them (and yourself) for the next chapter.

Mental health issues

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Growing up is tough, and few teenagers enjoy a trouble-free journey. Assist your teens through the choppy waters, with advice and insight from MNers.

Talking to teens about sex


Relationship advice, contraception, STIs, and other tricky topics of conversation to cover when you talk to your teenager about sex.

Peer pressure

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As your teen gets older, spending time with their friends will become more and more important, and peer pressure can really start to take hold. Find out how to deal with it.

Teens and the law

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Beef up your cries of "because I say so" with some solid legal facts about what teens can and can't do at age 16 and beyond.

Troubled teenagers

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Teenagers will always test the boundaries – and some will get into trouble along the way. Get advice on dealing with difficult situations.

Exams and revision

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The time will come to face dreaded exams. Find out how you can help your teen through revision and results day, with as little stress as possible.